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In 1987, Meriken Park was built to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the opening of Kobe Port. This park is home to many novel buildings, such as Kobe Port Tower, Kobe Maritime Museum, and Hotel Okura Kobe. Many of Kobe’s famous landmarks can be seen in this park. The illuminations of the buildings are also spectacular. The night view from a cruise ship that sails off from Meriken Park is very romantic.
- 2 Hatobacho, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
- Contact No.
- 15-min walk from Motomachi Station on JR Line
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Open all year round
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 90 minutes
- Admission fee
- Other Information
- *Wi-Fi available *English, Simplified Chinese and Korean brochures available
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Famous Picturesque Spot of Kobe
In Meriken Park, Kobe Port Tower and many other famous structures stand in a row. Especially the night view is breathtakingly beautiful, making the park very popular among couples.
One of the Biggest Cruise Ships in Japan
Meriken Park is home to several cruise lines, so you can choose an itinerary that suits your schedule. Among the ships, the Luminous Kobe 2 is one of the biggest restaurant ships in Japan where you can savor lunch or dinner while cruising.
Kobe Maritime Museum
Kobe Maritime Museum is an institution that integrates the ocean, ships and the port. The building was designed to represent the waves of the ocean and the sails of a ship. The museum is one of the biggest maritime museum in the world, and there are various models of ships and maritime artifacts on display. You will rediscover the charms of this attractive city.
Kobe Harborland has a long list of attractions including shops, restaurants, a movie theater and amusement facilities. You will feel the seaside atmosphere of this port town while strolling along the waterfront. On weekends, flea markets and performances are held. The area is lit up at night, and this stunning illuminated view is well worth seeing.
Surrounded by the ocean and the canals, umie MOZAIC is a commercial complex that has 225 stores including clothing stores, various shops, restaurants and amusement facilities. You can enjoy lunch in an open-air restaurant by the ocean, or take a stroll on the promenade by the canal. There is enough here to fill your entire day.